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First Meeting of the Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC-1): Summary of Discussions

The First Meeting of the Regional Power Trade Coordination Committee (RPTCC-1) was held in Guilin, PRC on 13-14 July 2004. The Meeting was co-organized by the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and China Southern Power Grid Co. (CSG) of the People's Republic of China (PRC), and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).



Joint Summit Declaration: 1st GMS Summit of Leaders

We, the Heads of Government of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the People’s Republic of China, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, the Union of Myanmar, the Kingdom of Thailand and the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, assembled for the first time in Phnom Penh, Cambodia for the GMS Summit of Leaders on the tenth anniversary of the Program of Economic Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS Program), to reaffirm our commitment to the subregional economic cooperation,



Proceedings of the Seventh Meeting of the Subregional Transport Forum (STF-7)

The Seventh Meeting (the Meeting) of the Subregional Transport Forum (the STF) was held in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam on 20-21 August 2002. The Meeting was jointly organized by the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).
The objectives of the Meeting were as follows: (i) to maintain the momentum of cooperation in the transport sector in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS); (ii) to advance specific subregional initiatives in the transport sector; and (iii) to reinforce as well as focus the subregional consultative process.


Organic Farming along the Mighty Mekong

A long stretch of road linking several provinces of Myanmar, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Thailand and Viet Nam is home to many impoverished farmers. But things are slowly changing. Thanks to an improved road system, farmers now have an opportunity to distribute their agricultural products over long distances, reaching large, rich markets across the region. Farmers are also adding value to agricultural